Map of the County of Herkimer N.Y. Compiled for the city schools of Little Falls N.Y. 1897
36 x 14 in (91.44 x 35.56 cm)
1 : 168960
This 1897 mimeograph map of Herkimer County, New York presents the county in great detail. The map shows the entire county and labels the bordering counties as well: Otsego County in the south, Oneida County and Lewis County to the west, St. Lawrence County to the north, and Montgomery County, Fulton County, and Hamilton County to the east. The map was prepared under the direction of Thomas A. Caswell, the City Superintendent of Schools in Little Falls, N.Y, in 1897. The towns and villages of Herkimer County are labeled and their populations are listed as well. The largest of these towns is Little Falls, with a population of 9,615. The main roads are shown, as well as the railroads. Utica, New York is also labeled. The Erie Canal runs through Herkimer County and one can trace its route through the county from left to right, starting in Utica, traveling through Little Falls, and into Montgomery County on the right. There is an explanation of the names on the map at the upper-left corner, including that the county is named after General Hans Nicolas Herckheimer, the hero of Oriskany, August 6, 1777. A lovely drawing of General Herkimer's home is included on the right of the map, which is in the village of Benton according to the caption under the drawing. Some statistics are also given about Herkimer County, stating that the area in square miles is 1,745 and that Herkimer is the fourth largest county in the state. We could find no known examples of this map and it would make a fine addition to anyone's collection, particularly those interested in New York geography, the Erie Canal, maps as educational materials, and New York railroad lines.
Very good. Backed on linen.